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The difference between gas, ceramic and induction hobs

Discover which type of hob is right for you.

Kitchen hobs are essential when it comes to whipping up some of your favourite food. Gas hobs give you precise control, electric ceramic hobs are stylish and easy to clean, while induction hobs are quick to heat up and incredibly safe. We’ll tell you all you need to know about these models and help you find out which one is best for you.

Gas hobs

Gas hobs come in a variety of sizes, ranging from models with 2 burners to models with 6 burners. No matter what size you choose, gas hobs offer you really responsive heat so you can start cooking right away. You’ll also have complete control over every dish, as you can quickly change the temperature, going from boiling to simmering with a simple twist of a dial.

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Ceramic hobs

With a stylish glass finish, ceramic hobs look great in any modern kitchen. Most models come with easy-to-use dial controls so you’ll have no problem setting the perfect temperature whatever you’re cooking. Then, once your culinary masterpiece has been devoured, you can easily clear the mess away with a simple wipe.

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Induction hobs

Induction hobs, like this model from Neff, have special electromagnets hidden beneath the surface of the hob that heat up when they sense an induction-friendly pan on top. It only heats up what’s inside your pan, and not the surface of the hob, making it really fast, efficient and very safe. Induction models tend to have really great features, like control panel locks and boost modes for intense bursts of heat. This model from Neff also has a very handy ReStart function, so you can also pause your cooking at a touch of a button if you need to answer the door or your phone. Then once you’re done, you can resume cooking quickly and easily.

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